Property Tax/Rent Rebate Deadline Extended

Residents have until December 31 to file for up to $650

A recent deadline extension gives eligible local residents until the end of the year to file for up to $650 from the state’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate program, according to Senator Elder Vogel (R-47).

The rebate program is open to Pennsylvanians who are 65 and older; widows and widowers 50 and older; and people with disabilities 18 and older. Further, the maximum annual income limit (excluding half of Social Security income) for homeowners is $35,000 and $15,000 for renters.

Applications and information can be obtained online at or by calling 1-888-222-9190. Applications are also available at Senator Vogel’s district offices located at 488 Adams Street in Rochester, (724) 774-0444; or 301 Central Building, 101 South Mercer Street in New Castle, (724) 654-1444. Claimants are reminded to provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information for their claims to be processed accurately and quickly.

Claimants who already applied for Property Tax/Rent Rebates may check the status of claims online at or by calling, toll-free, 1-888-PATAXES.

As of May 27, the Revenue Department had received more than 532,000 rebate applications. More than 600,000 older Pennsylvanians and residents with disabilities are expected to benefit from the program this year.

CONTACT: Joe Weidner
(717) 787-3076


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